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File #: Int 1152-2016    Version: Name: Maximum fee allowed when transferring money to a city inmate.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services
On agenda: 4/7/2016
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the maximum fee allowed when transferring money to a city inmate
Sponsors: The Public Advocate (Ms. James), Margaret S. Chin, Andrew Cohen
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This local law clarifies that an existing fee cap on transfers to inmate institutional accounts, established by state regulation (N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 9, ยง 7016.2(b)), also applies to wire-transfers. The law also caps the fee at no more than 1% of the deposit amount, not to exceed $5.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1152-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1152, 3. Int. No. 1152 - 4/7/16, 4. April 7, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Proposed Int. No. 1152-A - 6/1/16, 6. Committee Report 9/26/16, 7. Hearing Testimony 9/26/16, 8. Hearing Transcript 9/26/16
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017AThe Public Advocate (Ms. James) City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/26/2016*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/26/2016*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/26/2016*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/7/2016*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/7/2016*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Proposed Int. No. 1152-A

 

By the Public Advocate (Ms. James) and Council Members Chin and Cohen

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the maximum fee allowed when transferring money to a city inmate

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Title 9 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 9-141 to chapter 1 to read as follows:

§ 9-141 Inmate accounts. The commissioner of correction shall ensure that members of the public depositing funds into a city inmate’s institutional fund account established pursuant to subdivision 7 of section 500-c of the correction law are not charged a service fee that is more than 1 percent of the deposit amount. Such service fee shall not exceed $5. This fee cap applies to all devices or systems capable of allowing members of the public to deposit funds into an inmate’s institutional fund account, including wire transfers.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

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